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Cute and decorative felt crafts.

DIY Handmade Felt Flowers

Whether they’re in a bouquet or just a vase on my desk, I love the look of felt flowers.  They’re so sweet and charming and you can make them in such a wide variety of colors!  Not to mention, there’s no need to water them, which bodes well for me.

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These flowers use a simple hand-drawn template and three colors of felt.  You’ll need one color for the petals, one darker color for the center, and a green scrap piece of felt for the base of the flower.  You’ll also need a pencil and paper for drawing your pattern, a good pair of scissors, and some flower wire (I used 18 gauge).

I have these sitting in a vase on my desk and I love them.  I might make them in a variety of colors and liven up every room in my house!

DIY Handmade Felt Flowers

Materials:

  • Felt in your choice of color
  • Black felt for center
  • Green felt for base
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Flower wire
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Felt ball or bead for center of flower

Instructions:

Put small dab of hot glue on tip of flower stem.  Attach center of flower.  If using a felt ball, you can press the stem in to secure it, or use clay or a bead.

Cut rectangle (about 3 in. long and ½ in. wide) from black felt.  Cut several slits in felt, but don’t cut all the way through.  Make “grass” like you would in middle school!

Place strip of glue on base of rectangle.  Wrap around center of flower.

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Draw leaf pattern on paper.  Using pattern, cut out 9 felt petals.

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Hot glue four petals around center.

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Fill in flower with remaining petals.

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Cut small circle of green felt.  Cut hole in center.  Insert stem through hole and hot glue green circle to base of flower.

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Arrange in vase and enjoy!

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10 of My Favorite Felt Flowers

I am notorious for killing flowers. I don’t know what it is, I water them, I love them, I talk to them…but for some reason, I just can’t keep them alive. This is why I have succulents literally taking over my apartment…

But fake flowers…now that I can get behind! I love the look of flowers in a room, and fake flowers are a great solution for us who are cursed with not-so-green thumbs.

Fake flowers can be made out of several materials, but I happen to love the look of felt flowers. Felt comes in a wide assortment of colors and textures, so it’s easy to create an arrangement that is both beautiful and eye-catching. Felt flowers are also cute enough that they don’t look tacky and they can easily compliment almost any decor.

Gathered here are 10 of my favorite felt flower patterns. I’ve used several of these in creating flowers around my home and I love how they instantly brighten up a room. I am also looking forward to making those felt pine cones for the holidays. How cute are those?!

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Pinterest Top 10: My Favorite Felt Flower Patterns

Turquoise Torie Jayne Flower
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5-Petal Pearl Flowers
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Circle Petal Flower
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Felt Succulents
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Felt Anemones
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Pom Pom Flowers
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Cone Mums
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Felt Pinecones
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Felt Poinsettia
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Felt Feather Mums
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Want to see more of my favorite felt patterns? Check out my Pinterest board, Crafts Made with Felt!

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Vintage Felt Pinwheels

As you can all probably tell, I’ve been on a kick recently to clear out my craft stash. I’ve been trying to use up leftover yarn, fabric, felt, and more in an effort to A) make room in our closet for things we ACTUALLY need to store there…like coats and shoes and B) ultimately make room for more craft stuff that I obviously don’t need. Ugh…it’s a vicious cycle.

Anyway, I’ve been working through my felt stash and came upon this idea to make these cute vintage inspired pinwheels. I’m not quite sure how I want to use them, although they’d be great on a gift package or as a hair accessory, but they were so fun and easy to make, and it was a great way to get rid of all those little felt scraps that are too small to reuse but too big to throw away.

You could also make really tiny ones and turn them into earrings or a necklace! Ohh! I think I just found my next craft project!


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Vintage Felt Pinwheels

Materials:

  • Felt squares, about 4″ on all sides
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun/Glue Sticks
  • Vintage beads or buttons

 

Instructions:

  1. If it’s not cut already, cut your felt into a small 4″ x 4″ square (you can go smaller or larger depending on how big you want your pinwheel to be).
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  2. Fold your square corner to corner so it forms a triangle shape.
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  3. Cut from the corner to the fold, but DO NOT cut through the fold.  Stop a few centimeters before the fold.  Unfold and repeat with the other two corners.
  4. When you unfold your square, you should have 4 slices, one from each corner going towards the center of the square, but not through it.
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  5. Now you’re ready to start folding!  Place a dollop of hot glue or fabric glue in the middle of your square and fold down one corner to the middle of the square.  Repeat this with every other corner to create a pinwheel shape.
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  6. Secure the corners with another dollop of glue and a bead or button embellishment.
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And there you have it!  These cute pinwheels make great pins, magnets, gift package embellishments, hair accessories, and much more.  This is also a great way to use up felt, fabric, and paper scraps.

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Mini Felt Cinnamon Rolls

One of my absolute favorite memories of Christmas morning is the smell of cinnamon rolls in the oven. The delicious scent of cinnamon, bread, and icing would slowly drift into our bedrooms and wake us from our slumber, and as my brother, sister, and I made our way downstairs, the scent of cinnamon rolls would become stronger and stronger, and would begin mingling with the smells of pepper bacon, hash browns, fresh bagels, Christmas cookies, and mulled apple cider (clearly we’re a carb-lovin’ family!).

So a few days ago as I watched A Christmas Story and began planning out my holiday shopping list, I became nostalgic for those Christmas morning treats and decided to head on into the kitchen and make some of my own.

Well, clearly that didn’t work out so well.

So instead I made some felt ones! They’re simply adorable for hanging on the tree or turning into a necklace, gift embellishment, garland, or magnet. And, best of all, they’re calorie free!

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Felt Cinnamon Rolls

Materials:

  • 2 8×11 felt sheets, one light brown and one dark brown
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

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Instructions:

  1. Start off by cutting your felt in half hamburger wise.Felt-Cinnamon-Rolls2
  2. Then cut those halves in half again, so you have 4 smaller squares (8 squares total with both sheets of felt).Felt-Cinnamon-Rolls3
  3. Fold those squares in half again so you have 8 smaller squares (16 squares total with both sheets of felt).Felt-Cinnamon-Rolls4
  4. Fold those squares in half, this time hot dog wise, to yield 16 long pieces (32 total with both sheets of felt).
  5. Fold those squares in half hot dog wise one final time, to yield 32 strips that are about 1/2″ wide (64 strips total with both sheets of felt).Felt-Cinnamon-Rolls5
  6. You’re going to be using 4 strips per cinnamon roll, two of each color. Layer three pieces together, starting with a light brown, then dark brown, then light brown again.Felt-Cinnamon-Rolls6
  7. Begin rolling the strips to form a cinnamon roll shape.Felt-Cinnamon-Rolls7
  8. Take the last dark strip and wrap it around the cinnamon roll to hide the ends. Hot glue in place.
  9. With your thumb, carefully push up on the center of the cinnamon roll to make it look like it has risen in the oven. A little pop is all you need!
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  10. Repeat until all your cinnamon rolls are done.Felt-Cinnamon-Rolls10

This “recipe” yields 16 calorie-free cinnamon rolls!

 

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Sweet Spring Felt Birds

These birds look so cute sitting on a window sill or hanging from a spring branch decoration.  You can even make them in darker colors to hang on your Christmas tree come holiday time.  With some red and black felt, you can make a bunch of cardinals that would be perfect as Christmas package decorations.

Thanks to Kata Golda for this great idea and pattern!

Felt Birds:

Materials:

  • Felt
  • Pattern
  • Needle
  • Embroidery thread (black, orange, and a complimentary color to your felt color choice)
  • Fabric filling or cotton balls

Directions:

Using the pattern provided by Kata Golda, cut out all your felt pieces.

Using a needle and black embroidery thread, embroider on the eyes.  Do the same with the orange felt for the beak.

Use your complimentary color thread to attach the wings, as shown in the pattern.

Use a blanket stitch to sew up all sides of the bird.

Stitch until there’s only a small opening left.  Use that opening to stuff the bird and then continue sewing it closed.

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How to Make Felt Shamrocks

Man oh man…this week has just zoomed by!  I can’t believe we’re heading into March already…and let me tell you, spring can’t get here soon enough!

Today I have a fun little felt craft for all you lucky Irish lassies out there.  With some left over felt scraps and a needle and thread, you can easily make this felt shamrock, perfect for hair clips, headbands, or whatever you’d like.

All you need to do is cut out four felt shapes that look like this.  Line them up in a row and weave the needle and thread through the bottom of all four shapes.

Here’s what it looks like after the needle and thread have been weaved through all four pieces of felt.

Finally, take both ends of the string and pull, forcing the four felt pieces to bunch up together.  Tie a couple knots to keep the strings secure and you have a cute little shamrock!  You can cut off the excess threads or use them to help secure your shamrock to a package, headband, or whatever you’d like.

Come back next week for a fun St. Patrick’s Day craft using this cute felt shamrock!

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How to Make Curled Felt Roses

Felt is one of my absolute favorite things to craft with.  And at about $0.25 a sheet, it’s no wonder that felt is so popular.

With spring quickly on the way, I’m all about flowers now.  I seem to have a problem keeping real flowers alive, so I’ll settle for fake ones that don’t require a lot of attention.  Plus allergies make having real flowers kind of a drag sometimes.

But, back to felt.  These adorable felt flowers are so insanely easy to make.  This is a great way to use up old felt scraps, by the way!  Add these adorable flowers to bobby pins, packages, pins, or even glue a whole slew of them to a wreath (that’s my next project to tackle!).  Once you make one or two, you’ll be completely hooked on this super fun and felty craft!

Felt Flower Tutorial:

Materials:

  • Felt in the colors of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • CD
  • Hot glue gun

Instructions:

1.  First you’re going to want to cut a circle out of felt.  You can create a scalloped edge if you’d like to give a nice look to your rose, but it’s not essential.  I’ll do one of each here so you can see the difference.  Use the CD to create a circle and cut it out.  To create a scalloped edge, you can do it freehand or trace the cap of the pen over and over around the circle.

2.  Cut into your circle and continue cutting until you have a spiral, like shown below.

3.  Starting at the small end of your spiral, begin wrapping the felt around itself until a rose begins to form.  Secure the tail end with a little bit of hot glue.
4.  Place some hot glue on the bottom of your rose and cover it with a scrap piece of fabric.  Cut off the excess and there you have it!  An adorable felt rose!

Here you can see what the plain circle looks like (white), as well as the scalloped circle (green).  Like I said, once you start, it will be hard to stop…and here’s some proof.  I went through all my felt scraps and made tons of felt roses!

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